Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)
We support faculty in developing innovative, relationship-rich Lasallian teaching practices.
We can consult on course design, teaching problems, and even observe your course (online or face-to-face).
In the move to Canvas, Saint Mary’s now has the ability to automate certain features that did not exist in other systems. One of these features is how courses are created and how content can be added to courses. In this process, we are able to automatically create...
CELT is hosting a summer teaching book club on Harriet Schwartz’s book Connected Teaching, starting at 12pm on Wednesday, June 23rd and meeting every two weeks through the rest of the summer. We’d love for you to join us for the conversation about this book that explores the connections between teaching and relationships which is central to Lasallian pedagogy both online and face-to-face. A few of the interesting topics will be:
Connected teaching when there isn’t enough time
Assessment as a relational practice
Setting appropriate boundaries with learners
Power and relationships in the classroom
As of June 1, 2021 Blackboard is no longer active for Saint Mary's. This includes links to business, registration, HR, and other faculty and student services. To find those pages, please go to https://community.smumn.edu/. To login directly to the new online learning...
As of June 1, 2021, Blackboard for Saint Mary’s will be fading into the sunset. With courses and organizations migrated to Canvas, we bid a fond farewell to the learning management system that many of our instructors have taught in for years. Click “read more” for instructions on final preparations for moving away from Blackboard.
As we make our way into and through summer courses, students are handing in their first assignments. For an instructor, this can be a daunting time. We subconsciously realize that the marks we put on a physical or digital paper stake out the relationship we have with a student for the rest of the course. So what kind of feedback helps students the most in courses? It may not be the kind of feedback you as an instructor got from your instructors in college. The keys that come up over and over again in the research can be summed up in three words: specific, timely, and personal. Click through to see what those mean.
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